Outreach, Classes, and Seminars

CIG Weekly Seminars

Winter Quarter 2006

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The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) hosts weekly seminars on a variety of topics related to the scientific and social dimensions of climate variability, climate change, climate impacts assessment, and adaptation to climate impacts. Seminars are held during the academic year and are open to the public.

Seminars are scheduled for:

Thursdays, 1:30-3:00

(unless otherwise noted)

CIG Conference Room (2nd Floor, Lisa Li Building)
4909 25th Ave. NE, Seattle

(Note: The Lisa Li Building is located northeast of the UW campus across from University Village shopping center on 25th Ave NE. The building is located behind Washington Mutual and next to the Burke Gilman Trail.)

Information for presenters

Date Speaker Topic

Wednesday, January 4

(special seminar)
Iris Grossmann, Institute for Coastal Research, GKSS Research Centre, Germany

Future perspectives for the Lower Elbe region 2005-2030: Climate trends and globalization

Abstract / Presentation

Thursday, January 5

Part 1 (20 min.)
Ed Sarachik, CSES/CDG

Part 2
Victor Dvortsov,

Quarterly climate update
Presentation - global, regional reports

The use of weather derivatives in the energy industry

Abstract / Presentation

Thursday, January 12 Joshua Tewksbury, Dept. of Biology, UW

Global warming and latitude - a question of thermal tolerance?

Abstract / Presentation

Thursday, January 19 Nick Bond, NOAA

Victoria's Secret: On the recent shift in the state of the North Pacific Ocean
Read more on the Victoria Pattern

Abstract / Presentation

Thursday, January 26 Richard Palmer and Matthew Wiley, UW Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering and CSES/CIG

Climate and land use change impacts on the endangered Chinook salmon populations in the Snohomish River Basin, Washington

Abstract / Presentation (note: this is a shorter version of the talk as presented at a December 2005 AWRA meeting)

Thursday, February 2

(no seminar - AMS meeting)

Thursday, February 9 Bruce Donald Campbell, College of Engineering, UW

Collaborative visual analytics of earth science data for emergency response scenarios

Abstract / Presentation
Presentation movie files: (.mov files)
- Puget Sound glaciation
- Snow water equivalent
- Water table

Thursday, February 16
(no seminar - UW Water Center Annual Review of Research meeting)
Thursday, February 23 Russ Kiefer, Idaho Fish and Game

Can the Victoria Index be used to forecast Columbia River Spring Chinook adult return rates?

Abstract / Presentation

March 2

Tim Essington, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

A preliminary investigation into the structure and dynamics of the Puget Sound food web

Abstract / Presentation

March 9
Don Reading, CSES/CIG

Climate change and the economics of ski areas: Examples from Idaho

Abstract / Presentation